Snapdragon / Kat Leyh.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Snap's town had a witch. At least, that's how the rumor goes. But in reality, Jacks is just a crocks-wearing, internet-savvy old lady who sells roadkill skeletons online--after doing a little ritual to put their spirits to rest. It's creepy, sure, but Snap thinks it's kind of cool, too. They make a deal: Jacks will teach Snap how to take care of the baby opossums that Snap rescued, and Snap will help Jacks with her work. But as Snap starts to get to know Jacks, she realizes that Jacks may in fact have real magic--and a connection with Snap's family's past."--Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9781250171115
      1250171113
      9781250171122
      1250171121
    • Accession Number:
      2018953665
    • Accession Number:
      on1089265295
      1089265295
    • Accession Number:
      fay.699842
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LEYH, K. Snapdragon. First edition. [s. l.]: First Second, 2020. ISBN 9781250171115. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.699842. Acesso em: 24 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Leyh K. Snapdragon. First edition. First Second; 2020. Accessed September 24, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.699842
    • APA:
      Leyh, K. (2020). Snapdragon (First edition.). First Second.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Leyh, Kat. 2020. Snapdragon. First edition. First Second. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.699842.
    • Harvard:
      Leyh, K. (2020) Snapdragon. First edition. First Second. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.699842 (Accessed: 24 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Leyh, K 2020, Snapdragon, First edition., First Second, viewed 24 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Leyh, Kat. Snapdragon. First edition., First Second, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.699842.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Leyh, Kat. Snapdragon. First edition. First Second, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.699842.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Leyh K. Snapdragon [Internet]. First edition. First Second; 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 24]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.699842

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 February #2

*Starred Review* There's something creepy about Jacks, the odd, gangly, one-eyed old white woman living in Snapdragon's town, but Snap's not afraid, especially after Jacks shows her how to take care of a litter of orphaned possums and what she's up to early in the morning with a wheelbarrow full of roadkill (it involves a very lucrative internet business for skeleton enthusiasts). Beyond their shared obsession with animals, though, Snap and Jacks have a much deeper connection based on family secrets, ghosts, and a touch of magic. The slow reveal of those connections makes up the dense but heartening plot of Leyh's graphic novel, which is bolstered by some affirming, character-revealing side-plots, such as Snap's growing friendship with transgender, dark-skinned Lulu; her fantastic relationship with her tough yet deeply compassionate Black mother; and her impatience to become more powerful herself. Leyh's dynamic artwork, full of active motion, shifting perspectives, and varying panel shapes and sizes, matches the complexity of the plot, and her figure designs, which show a wide variety of gender presentations, body shapes, skin tones, and hair types, nicely complement her characters' personalities. Beyond the magic, creepy undertones, and captivating artwork, themes of acceptance, particularly regarding gender and sexuality, permeate the story and are handled in a refreshing, matter-of-fact manner. This endearingly offbeat story emphasizes found community, the importance of love and friendship, and a fierce commitment to individuality—all powerful themes for middle-grade readers. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2020 February #2

*Starred Review* There's something creepy about Jacks, the odd, gangly, one-eyed old white woman living in Snapdragon's town, but Snap's not afraid, especially after Jacks shows her how to take care of a litter of orphaned possums and what she's up to early in the morning with a wheelbarrow full of roadkill (it involves a very lucrative internet business for skeleton enthusiasts). Beyond their shared obsession with animals, though, Snap and Jacks have a much deeper connection based on family secrets, ghosts, and a touch of magic. The slow reveal of those connections makes up the dense but heartening plot of Leyh's graphic novel, which is bolstered by some affirming, character-revealing side-plots, such as Snap's growing friendship with transgender, dark-skinned Lulu; her fantastic relationship with her tough yet deeply compassionate Black mother; and her impatience to become more powerful herself. Leyh's dynamic artwork, full of active motion, shifting perspectives, and varying panel shapes and sizes, matches the complexity of the plot, and her figure designs, which show a wide variety of gender presentations, body shapes, skin tones, and hair types, nicely complement her characters' personalities. Beyond the magic, creepy undertones, and captivating artwork, themes of acceptance, particularly regarding gender and sexuality, permeate the story and are handled in a refreshing, matter-of-fact manner. This endearingly offbeat story emphasizes found community, the importance of love and friendship, and a fierce commitment to individuality—all powerful themes for middle-grade readers. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 November #4

When middle schooler Snapdragon's dog goes missing, Snapdragon dares to enter the house of a reputed witch and finds the hound recuperating from an accident. The next day, encountering a dead opossum mother and her living babies, Snapdragon takes them back to the house for help. The purported witch, an older woman named Jacks who raced motorcycles in her youth, makes a deal with Snapdragon—Jacks will help Snapdragon care for the possums if Snapdragon helps Jacks with her work harvesting road kill, then cleaning and selling the articulated skeletons online. As the self-possessed girl develops an interest in vertebrate anatomy, she spends time in her trailer park home evolving a meaningful friendship with trans neighbor Lu, honing an interest in frightening tales, and navigating the fallout of her hardworking single mother's most recent relationship. She also discovers that Jacks is deeply connected to her own family—and just might be an actual witch. In bright, dynamic art, Leyh packs Snapdragon's world with an array of wonderful characters, full of quirks and contradictions, who represent a variety of ethnicities, sexualities, and gender expressions. Full of magic and humor, this intersectional, layered tale offers joyful and affirming depictions of social outsiders and comfortably complicated families. Ages 10–14. (Feb.)¦

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.